This is a brief guide to help educators use the Grav Course Hub as an open and collaborative multi-device partner for their LMS. In other words, to ‘flip’ it good!

Grav Course Hub Screenshot


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This is a guide on how to setup your Grav Course Hub for a single course using the Admin Panel (accessed by adding ‘/admin’ to the Browser URL of your Grav site) or directly working with files. This guide assumes you have the Grav Course Hub up and running and that you are familiar with the basics of Grav.


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iPad Workflow for Updating Grav Website through GitHub (via blog.trentgill.ca)

iPad Workflow for Updating Grav Website through GitHub

I recently tweeted some reasons for using the Grav Open Educational Resources (OER) Content Space, and I thought I would share them here:


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Grav OER Content Space Project GitHub Repository

Grav OER Content Space Skeleton Package

With the recent addition of the GitSync and Add Page by Form plugins along with the arrival of the Gantry 5 Framework to the Grav universe, 2017 holds even greater promise for (open) educators to benefit from Grav. With these new elements, not only will the setup of the multi-device friendly and collaborative Grav Course Hub be easier and quicker, but a whole new range of applications with Grav opens up in relation to open blogging and online OER authoring/sharing. Let’s start with the Grav Course Hub!


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Since I first started exploring using Grav almost two years ago as an open and collaborative platform for the field of education, I have dreamed of a seamless 2-way sync of Grav site content to such services as GitHub or GitLab. Now, with the great work of the Trilby Media team (the people who created Grav) not only will this possible for myself but also the entire Grav community. By sponsoring the development of the open source Git Sync Plugin I was able to not only support the team behind Grav but also increase the audience for my own Course Hub skeleton package and consultation services about the use of Grav in the education space.


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This post was inspired by the very informative July 14th BCcampus Canvas LMS session with Stan Wendt and moderated by Clint Lalonde.

If my reading of the tea leaves is correct, there could be a big uptake of the use of the Canvas LMS in Canada with news of a possible hosted in Canada cloud offering. As a sessional faculty member of the Computing Science Department at Simon Fraser University I’ve been using Canvas for the past several years and I thought it might be helpful for other potential users of Canvas to share my experiences so far.


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The Flipped LMS: A Workflow - Watch the Edge (via David N. Wright)

The Flipped LMS: A Workflow - Watch the Edge

Fork U - The GitHub Workshop (via Digital Learning, University of Oklahoma)

Fork U - The GitHub Workshop